Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund

Grants are available to update and improve rural village and community halls in England so that they are fit for purpose and can provide activities that benefit their local community (improve health and well-being; reduce loneliness in the community; demonstrate environmental benefits; and supports the local rural economy.

The Fund is making a total of £3 million available. It is expected that around 100 projects will be supported. Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 can cover up to 20% of eligible costs, which means the overall scheme costs would be between £50,000 and £375,000.

Guidelines and the application forms can be found on ACRE’s website (see

There is a two-stage application process:

The first stage is completion of an online application form and costings

The second stage is the submission of a full application at any time before 31 March 2020 or until it is announced that the Fund is fully committed. Please note that only groups that are successful at stage one will be invited to submit a full application.

Contact ACRE for further information on 01285 653477 or

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